I imagine, if you're like me ~ you probably don't fry many foods at home very often. But sometimes I make an exception.
Once in a while a little crispy something just hits the spot ~
This is one of those. These little savory bites are just perfect with your favorite cold drink. I had nearly forgotten about the recipe until recently when I was going through my mom's recipe boxes. This evoked memories of some happy times and I'm so pleased to share the recipe with you!
My mother adapted this recipe from one of Marcella Hazan's by making them mini-size and sometimes adding herbs to the batter, then showering them with flavorful garnishes while still warm. They are delicious plain but I do like to make them mom's way too.
This time I made them plain (no extra herbs in the batter) but added snipped chives, some shreds of Parmesan and a sprinkle of Piment d'Espelette (or cayenne pepper) to finish.
Even if you're not fond of frying, the good news is that these are fried in just 1-inch of the vegetable oil of your choice; and they take just a moment to fry.
They are best served right away, but in a pinch you can make them about an hour or so ahead, then reheat in a 350*(F) oven for a few minutes to warm & crisp them up.
They are just a little something special to serve as an appetizer, and we really are fond of them. If you try them, I hope you enjoy them too.
For a printable copy of the recipe, you will find it on my recipe site~
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